RÖMER + RÖMER: Party-Löwe at Freight + Volume

Posted by The G on April 16, 2014 under Artsy Fartsy | Be the First to Comment

Photos by G.  Art by RÖMER + RÖMER.

Romer + Romer

Romer + Romer

New York!  Head over to Freight +Volume to check out a cool exhibit from the Russian-German artist couple Nina Römer and Torsten Römer.  From far away, their works look like they are in 3-D and as you get closer, they look pixelated.

Romer + Romer

Romer + Romer

Let’s take a closer look:

Extreme Closeup

Extreme Closeup

Party-Löwe by RÖMER + RÖMER at Freight + Volume (located at 530 West 24th Street) in Manhattan is on display through April 26, 2014.

Romer + Romer

Romer + Romer

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Dan Witz, Dylan Egon, Artists Anonymous at Jonathan Levine Gallery

Posted by The G on April 15, 2014 under Artsy Fartsy | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Dan Witz, Dylan Egon, Artists Anonymous, respectively.

Dan Witz - NY Hardcore

Dan Witz – NY Hardcore

Head over to two Jonathan Levine Galleries in New York to see three cool exhibits!  That’s a tongue-twister.  At the 529 West 20th Street (9th Floor) location, you can see “NY Hardcore” by Dan Witz, which features Dan Witz’ insanely realistic paintings from his mosh pit series.

Dan Witz - NY Hardcore

Dan Witz – NY Hardcore

Also on display is Dylan Egon’s “American Holy Relics.

Dylan Egon - American Holy Relics

Dylan Egon – American Holy Relics

Egon uses a variety of materials in his sculptures and he makes the viewer examine the relationship between art and commerce.

Dylan Egon - American Holy Relics

Dylan Egon – American Holy Relics

At Jonathan Levine’s new space at 557 West 23rd Street in Chelsea, a collective called Artists Anonymous have a show entitled “Old Game New,” and it’s a haven for selfies!

Artists Anonymous - Old Game New

Artists Anonymous – Old Game New

Let’s take a closer look…

Artists Anonymous - Old Game New

Artists Anonymous – Old Game New

Combining sculpture, painting and photography, Artists Anonymous’ work  involves an unusual technique of painting realistic subjects with inverted color values (as a negative image), then photographing the painting and reproducing it in reverse—resulting in a positive.

Artists Anonymous - Old Game New

Artists Anonymous – Old Game New

All 3 exhibits are on display until May 3, 2014.

Photos: James Franco in Drag for “New Film Stills” at Pace Gallery

Posted by The G on April 14, 2014 under Artsy Fartsy, Celebrities | Read the First Comment

Photos of James Franco’s photos of Cindy Sherman’s photos by G.

James Franco - New Film Stills

James Franco – New Film Stills

Love or hate James Franco, the one thing you can’t accuse him of is playing it safe.  James Franco is having a big month in New York in April 2014, as he is starring in a Broadway production of “Of Mice And Men,” (I saw it and it’s excellent, by the way) and at the Pace Gallery in Chelsea, he’s recreated an exhibit by Cindy Sherman (“Untitled Film Stills”) called “New Film Stills.”  Excuse the glare on these photos.  You gotta do the best you can when the sun is out on a lovely day and the art is encased in glass.

James Franco - New Film Stills 2

James Franco – New Film Stills

Recreating the exact poses Cindy Sherman did nearly 30 years ago, Franco is seen looking rather effeminate save for his facial hair, which makes this series of photos even better, according 2 G.

James Franco - New Film Stills 4

James Franco – New Film Stills

For those who think they’ve got James Franco all figured out, this exhibit will make them guess again and I really love that.  So many artists of all genres play it safe, and Franco for the sake of art (or perhaps even shock value) is not afraid to cross over the line, even if that finds him wearing a dress!  Go James!

James Franco - New Film Stills

James Franco – New Film Stills

James Franco - New Film Stills

James Franco – New Film Stills

Special cameo by yours truly!  :)

Special cameo by yours truly! :)

“New Film Stills” by James Franco is showing at Pace Gallery (located at 508 West 25th Street) in New York through May 3, 2014.  It would be a drag if you missed it!

 

Video: “Tony The Beat” live by The Sounds at Webster Hall

Posted by The G on April 11, 2014 under G Videos | Read the First Comment

HD Video, photos and words by G.

Maja Ivarsson of The Sounds

Maja Ivarsson of The Sounds

On April 10, 2014, Sweden’s The Sounds made their return to the Manhattan stage at Webster Hall.  The group’s music is part rock, part punk and part electronic and when you cook up those components coupled with lead singer Maja Ivarsson’s great rock and roll stage presence, that makes for one hell of a show.  They are on tour to promote their 2013 album “Weekend.”  But since this post was written on ‘Flashback Friday,’ let’s rewind and go back a few years for the video clip you are about to see.  After diving into the audience for a crowd sing-a-long (see photo below), The Sounds performed their 2006 single “Tony The Beat” which you are about to watch.

The Sounds

The Sounds

Just press play.

The setlist was:

The Sounds Setlist

The Sounds Setlist (click to enlarge)

 

Video: “The Man Machine” live by Kraftwerk

Posted by The G on April 9, 2014 under G Videos | Be the First to Comment

HD Video by G.

On April 2, 2014, I finally got to see the legendary Kraftwerk live in concert at the United Palace Theater in New York.  It was worth the wait as the electronic pioneers blew my mind with their show.  If you read my “10 Observations” from the show, you saw that my only complaint was not from the band but from the audience!  Everyone around my section kept getting up and walking back and forth, and when being in the presence of so much greatness, it was unbelievable that these people would spend their money/energy going to a show and then not watch it!  I could of course go into a diatribe about how the definition of “retarded” should be changed because some people are merely physically challenged and others are deliberately clueless.  But I won’t.   Instead, I will show you a world exclusive video of “The Man Machine.”  Again, please try to disregard the number of heads that totally cock-block an otherwise perfect video.

Enjoy!

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